When spring training is over in April Nats starting pitcher Doug Fister will arrive in D.C. with more than just a great arm, he’ll have a new fiance on his arm too. The Nationals recently confirmed that Fister and girlfriend Ashley Phelps are engaged. According to Phelps’ Twitter account, which featured a snap shot of two champagne flutes mid clink, Fister popped the question in January not too long after the former Detroit Tiger was traded to Washington.
— Ash (@35_smash) January 4, 2014
No other official details about the couple’s upcoming nuptials have been released, but Phelps, a high school teacher and water polo coach, did find the time to visit her famous future-husband over Valentine’s Day weekend. The two California natives played mini-golf and posed for pictures only the young and in love take, with a heart shaped sign that read “sweet hearts.”
— Ash (@35_smash) February 17, 2014
In a recent radio interview Fister said the couple met “back in the sixth grade, so we’ve known each other for a long time.” We’ll say.